Todd Rosengart, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Todd Rosengart is a nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported scientist, and an extensively published investigator. Since the mid-1980s, Dr. Rosengart’s research group has been working on treatments for heart disease, including angiogenic therapy and, more recently, cellular reprogramming.

Dr. Rosengart is noted for his expertise in minimally invasive heart surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, off-pump surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery, closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) or ventricular septal defect (VSD), myectomy/myotomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), minimally invasive aortic or mitral repair or replacement, cardiac surgical procedures, gene therapy, myocardial ischemia and cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Rosengart is a professor and chair of Baylor College of Medicine’s Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and the professor of heart and vascular disease at the Texas Heart Institute. He is the appointed DeBakey-Bard Chair of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

Awards include the Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors Award for 12 straight years, the Who’s Who in America by Marquis Award, recognition as a Top Doctor by New York Magazine and Chicago Magazine and the Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition by Vitals.

Earning his M.D. from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, Dr. Rosengart completed an internship in general surgery at New York University Medical Center, a clinical fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and then returned to NYU Medical Center to complete his residency in general surgery.


Dr. Todd K. Rosengart, chair and DeBakey-Bard Chair of Surgery, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported scientist with uninterrupted extramural funding since 1998. An extensively published investigator, he is also editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and was recently appointed member of the NIH Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) study section.

Dr. Rosengart was one of the pioneers in the field of gene therapy, with work beginning in the early 1990s. He now leads a team of scientists engaged in the study of cardiac cellular reprogramming.

As a physician-entrepreneur, he is co-founder of, a leading health provider search and physician/patient interface website with over 13 million monthly visits. He holds twelve patents, including those for a method of inducing angiogenesis.

Dr. Rosengart is a well­-known advocate for patient education and improved awareness about both complicated and routine heart procedures. He was a senior author of a recent scientific study comparing the efficacy of enhanced patient education procedures to improve patient understanding about the heart procedures they may be considering.

Dr. Rosengart works one-­on-­one with patients to ensure that they fully understand the risks and benefits of procedures, alternative treatments available, and strategies to prevent future serious heart events. He believes patients should make informed decisions about their healthcare, and know exactly what to expect during and after surgery.


Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor
  • Who’s Who in America – Marquis
  • Top Doctors – New York Magazine
  • Top Doctors – Chicago Magazine
  • Patient’s Choice Awardee
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Editor-in-Chief – Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Member – Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Professional Interests

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally invasive Aortic or Mitral Repair or Replacement
  • Off-pump Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Closure of ASD or VSD


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  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Gene Therapy
  • American Surgical Association
  • Andrew Morrow Society of Cardiac Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Chairs
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Surgical Association
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Texas Surgical Association

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